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Image : Farmers' party scores surprise win in Lithuania vote: election official

Farmers' party scores surprise win in Lithuania vote: election official

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 24,2016

Vilnius (AFP) - A Lithuanian farmers' party that previously held only a single seat in parliament scored a surprise victory in Sunday's general election run-off, ousting the governing leftists and trouncing conservative rivals.

Image : Hike in food prices mainly accounts for November’s CPI surge

Hike in food prices mainly accounts for November’s CPI surge

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 28,2016

NDO—The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in November rose by 0.48% compared to October, 4.52% over the same period of last year and 4.5% against last December, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on November 28.

Image : When will Vietnamese entrepreneurs go global?

When will Vietnamese entrepreneurs go global?

person Orange Themes access_time Mar 13,2017

Vietnamnet - It will take another five to 15 years for Vietnamese entrepreneurs can become global business leaders, according to a study by the Human Capital Leadership Institute.

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Police investigate kidnap, torture of 3 women in Rio

access_time Nov 06,2016 chat_bubble_outline 74 views

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police are investigating the apparent kidnapping and torture of three women in a slum near Rio de Janeiro's upscale Copacabana neighborhood.

Officers said in a statement Saturday that the women's heads were shaved by local drug dealers who believed they were police informants. The women have been freed, and one suspect is in police custody.

Police began investigating Friday after finding images of the attack posted on social media. They did not respond to requests for more details.

Violence between rival drug trafficking gangs has been rising in Rio, and the cash-strapped city is struggling to respond. Brazil also has high rates of violence against women, an issue that gained widespread attention this year when images of the gang rape of a 16-year-old spread on social media.

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Q&A: Oakland mayor on her commitment to Paris climate pact

How plausible is it that the US Climate Alliance can meet the Paris targets by itself?It is absolutely feasible. More than 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions on this planet come out of cities and that number’s going to only increase as more and more of the population is moving to cities. This is the first time that a majority of people on this planet lives in cities, and trends show that number is going to be greater and greater. Cities are the home of industries, of civil society. This is… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Hits and misses: Notable NKorean assassinations or attempts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The killing of the North Korean leader's outcast half brother adds to a long list of high-profile assassinations or attempts in which the country is suspected of targeting estranged relatives of the Kim clan, turncoats and South Korean public figures.King Jong Nam told medical workers he had been attacked with chemical spray at the Kuala Lumpur airport before he died, Malaysian officials have said. Leader Kim Jong Un has executed or purged a slew of high-level… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Uber Has Spent Almost $1 Million On Lobbying This Year

Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live ( WSJDLive ) conference at the Montage hotel in Laguna Beach, California October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake Mike Blake / Reuters In the first three quarters of 2016, Uber spent nearly $1 million lobbying Congress, traffic safety regulators, and other federal agencies, the most the company has ever spent, according to lobbying disclosures filed Thursday and throughout this year.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Iraq police poised to enter Mosul

Al Qayyarah (Iraq) (AFP) - Police and interior ministry forces will enter Mosul to help the army defeat the Islamic State group in the east of the city, Iraqi commanders said on Saturday.Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat said federal police forces and the elite Rapid Response forces from the interior ministry would soon move in to assist the army's 9th Armoured Division.The move comes three days after jihadists ambushed the army in the Al-Salam hospital in southeast Mosul, killing several… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

South Korea's presidential office cooperating with probe over Park's friend

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's presidential office said on Saturday it was cooperating with prosecutors' investigation into key aides to President Park Geun-hye over allegations an old friend of hers enjoyed inappropriate influence over her.Prosecutors' request for presidential Blue House documents came ahead of an evening protest expected to draw thousands in central Seoul calling for Park's resignation amid a scandal that has cast her presidency into crisis.Park's office said late on Friday… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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